Truck driver remanded after fatal accident


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 28 Sep 2005

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have remanded the driver of a container truck involved in Monday’s accident on the North-South Expressway to facilitate investigations. 

The 40-year-old driver surrendered at the Sungai Petani police station at 5.30pm on Monday.  

He was then brought before Sungai Petani court registrar V. Kanesan who issued the remand order for five days.  

The driver, who is from Bukit Keteri, Perlis, is being investigated for dangerous driving resulting in death. 

The penalty is a jail term of between two and 10 years and a maximum fine of RM20,000 upon conviction. 

Welder Mohd Shazwan Abdullah, 33, from Alor Star, Universiti Putra Malaysia student Sicilia @ Vanesa Grant Francis, 24, from Sabah and Mohd Jabir Mydin, 25 from Segamat were killed in the accident. 

Five others sustained injuries. They are Mohd Shazwan’s father-in-law Hanafi Lazim, 50, brother-in-law Mohd Anuar Hanafi, 23, Mohd Jabir’s sister Azizah Meera Mydin, 20, and two on-lookers Mohd Aziran Salleh, 16, and Rosli Hassan, 28. 

Hanafi, Mohd Anuar and Azizah have been warded at Sungai Petani Hospital.  

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